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Carleton ends student placements with police over failures to address racism

Aug 12 2020 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Carleton University's criminology school says it will no longer place students to work with police forces and prisons as a show of solidarity with the movement to address systemic racism in Canada's criminal justice institutions. Carleton's Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice said in a statement Tuesday that the move will affect about 22 student placement positions in the 2021-2022 […]

Carleton ends student placements with police over failures to address racism

Aug 12 2020 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — Carleton University's criminology school says it will no longer place students to work with police forces and prisons as a show of solidarity with the movement to address systemic racism in Canada's criminal justice institutions. Carleton's Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice said in a statement Tuesday that the move will affect about 22 student placement positions in the 2021-2022 […]

Two dead, one survivor after B.C. fish boat sinks off Vancouver Island

Aug 12 2020 — The Canadian Press — VICTORIA — The British Columbia Coroners Service says two people have died after a Canadian fishing boat sank in waters west of Vancouver Island. The United States Coast Guard says it received a distress call early Tuesday advising the Arctic Fox II was in trouble more than 100 kilometres off the northwestern tip of Washington State. The […]

Toronto film festival’s TIFF Tribute Awards to air on CTV

Aug 12 2020 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — A star-studded awards fundraiser from the Toronto International Film Festival will air on CTV, with Oscar-winning actor Anthony Hopkins among the newly announced honorees. Organizers say the annual TIFF Tribute Awards will be broadcast Sept. 15 on CTV and the network's digital platforms. Other newly announced honourees include filmmakers Chloe Zhao and Mira Nair. […]

Ottawa Aces make English forward Sam Wilde their sixth player signing

Aug 12 2020 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The Ottawa Aces have made English forward Sam Wilde their sixth player signing. The 24-year-old arrives from the Widnes Vikings. He previously played for the Warrington Wolves and had loan spells with Widnes, the Rochdale Hornets and London Broncos before joining the Vikings permanently in 2018. "It is an incredible coup to have Sam Wilde on […]

24-year-old man killed by loose wheel on Highway 401 in Toronto

Aug 12 2020 — The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Provincial police in Toronto say a 24-year-old man is dead after his vehicle was hit by a loose wheel on Highway 401. Police say the incident happened Wednesday morning when the wheel came off a trailer being towed by a westbound pickup truck. They say the wheel entered the eastbound lanes and hit the […]

Man dies after early morning shooting in Toronto’s east end: police

Aug 12 2020 — The Canadian Press — Toronto police say they're investigating after a man was killed in a shooting in the city's east end. They say officers responded to a call about the sound of gunshots at around 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Investigators say a man suffering from a gunshot wound was rushed to hospital where he later died. They say the force's […]

Liberals announce $18 million in funding for small food producers

Aug 12 2020 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The federal government is rolling out $18 million in support for projects they say will help strengthen Canada's food supply chain. The funds are going everywhere from an Alberta company focusing on plant-based proteins to distilleries in Quebec seeking to upgrade their equipment. Some money is also being directed to small towns in Northern […]

Liberals announce $18 million in funding for small food producers

Aug 12 2020 — The Canadian Press — OTTAWA — The federal government is rolling out $18 million in support for projects they say will help strengthen Canada's food supply chain. The funds are going everywhere from an Alberta company focusing on plant-based proteins to distilleries in Quebec seeking to upgrade their equipment. Some money is also being directed to small towns in Northern […]